short horse, TALL horse, Does it really matter?
I do ride and show Morgan horses. I own a very nice elderly Morgan that I compete with in the English Pleasure or Classic divisions depending on the show. I am a TALL rider 5’8″ in height, and have a small build. I have been told by many that I should be riding Saddlebreds and not Morgans because of my height. With that being said, do you think the size of a horse relative to a person’s height matters when it comes to showing? Should the size of the person be proportional to the build of the horse? Should a rider that is too tall for the horse be penalized in the show ring? What are your thoughts?